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Rethinking Proxy War Theory in IR: A Critical Analysis of Principal–Agent Theory
October 19, 2021

Rethinking Proxy War Theory in IR: A Critical Analysis of Principal–Agent Theory

MESF's Abbas Farasoo has had this article recently published in International Studies Review. Read it here.

Afghanistan’s Political Settlement Puzzle: The Impact of the Breakdown of Afghan Political Parties to an Elite Polity System (2001–2021)
October 13, 2021

Afghanistan’s Political Settlement Puzzle: The Impact of the Breakdown of Afghan Political Parties to an Elite Polity System (2001–2021)

MESF researcher Safiullah Taye has had this article published in Middle East Critique. Read it here.

Instrumentalization of Religious Conspiracy Theories in Politics of Victimhood: Narrative of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs
October 11, 2021

Instrumentalization of Religious Conspiracy Theories in Politics of Victimhood: Narrative of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this paper, recently published in religions. Read it here.

Political Mobilisation of Religious, Chauvinist, and Technocratic Populists in Indonesia and Their Activities in Cyberspace
October 4, 2021

Political Mobilisation of Religious, Chauvinist, and Technocratic Populists in Indonesia and Their Activities in Cyberspace

MESF's Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this paper with Professor Greg Barton, recently published in Religions. Read it here.

Why Are Some Pakistanis Celebrating the Taliban Takeover?
October 4, 2021

Why Are Some Pakistanis Celebrating the Taliban Takeover?

Dr Zahid Ahmed has co-authored this article, recently published in The Diplomat. Read it here.

Webinar: Iranian Ways of War: From Cyrus the Great to Qassem Soleimani and Beyond
September 21, 2021

Webinar: Iranian Ways of War: From Cyrus the Great to Qassem Soleimani and Beyond

MESF invites you to this webinar (20/10/21) presented by A/Prof Ahmed Hashim (Deakin University) on his forthcoming book, Iranian Ways of War. Information and registration here.

Religion and Populism in the Global South: Islamist Civilisationism of Pakistan’s Imran Khan
September 17, 2021

Religion and Populism in the Global South: Islamist Civilisationism of Pakistan’s Imran Khan

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz has co-authored this open-access paper, recently published in Religions. Read it here.

Crafting displacement: Reconfigurations of heritage among Syrian artisans in Amman
September 16, 2021

Crafting displacement: Reconfigurations of heritage among Syrian artisans in Amman

MESF graduate research Sofya Shahab has recently had an article published in the Journal of Material Culture. Read it here.

Interpolating Gazans’ Non-Violence: Responsibilities in the Academy and the Media
September 14, 2021

Interpolating Gazans' Non-Violence: Responsibilities in the Academy and the Media

MESF's non-resident member Professor Michelle Pace has co-authored this paper recently published in Partecipazione & Conflitto. Read it here.

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh interview with CNA on the Taliban Interim Government
September 9, 2021

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh interview with CNA on the Taliban Interim Government

See the interview here.